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Ward Melville Senior High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,853
Best High School in New York
#19
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District THREE VILLAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Type Public
 Phone (631)730-4900
 Location 380 OLD TOWN RD
EAST SETAUKET, NY 11733
Charter School No

Ward Melville Senior High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for New York high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 19th in the best public high schools in New York.

Demographics

Race

The Ward Melville Senior High School student body is mostly White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White84.7%1,570
Black1.5%28
Hispanic3.5%65
Asian Pacific10%186
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.2%3

Family Income

vs. other New York high schools
Upper 6.5%

7.1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the New York high school median of 39%. By this measure, WARD MELVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL students are largely wealthy and rank 60th in New York for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman2
Sophomore597
Junior617
Senior618
Total1,853

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
96%

9 out of 10

Rank: 78th in New York

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students96%
New York Median87%
Percentile93%
White97%
Black50% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific90% or more*
Native American-
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 59th in New York

Students at Ward Melville Senior High School scored an average 98% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New York State Education Department. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 92% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7% of New York high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys98%98%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander95% or more*95% or more*
Black50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*80% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White98%99% or more*
With Disabilites80% to 89%*80% to 89%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 167th in New York

649 out of 1,235 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (53%). College admission testing participation is well above the New York median rate of 27% and in the top 19% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 59th in New York

Ward Melville Senior High School offers 26 AP courses. 56 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all New York schools of 18%. Ward Melville Senior High School had 611 taking AP exams with a 548 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 87% percentile and well above the state median of 68 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 90% 68%
Students enrolled in an AP class 56% 18%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 53%
AP Courses Offered 26

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.8%54
Boys3.5%35
Girls2%19
New York Median4.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Location

Ward Melville Senior High School
380 OLD TOWN RD
EAST SETAUKET, NY
11733
(631)730-4900

10 out of 10 1

District

THREE VILLAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
STONY BROOK, NY